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Mini Vinnies take action!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Mini Vinnies at Tesco!

Following their meeting earlier today (Friday 24th May) with Helen Peters the Mini Vinnies used the money they had raised from their charity work to buy food and resources from Tesco to donate to our local food bank.

The children walked to Tesco and chose food and resources which they know will be gratefully received by the food bank!

Well done Mini Vinnies – you’ve really made a difference and helped other people!

Mini Vinnies with Helen Peters

Friday, 24 May 2019

Children listening to Helen Peters

On Friday 24th May the Mini Vinnies met with Helen Peters who works with our local food bank.

The Mini Vinnies heard how the food bank is in need of food and resources and how they could help!

Helen gave the children lots of useful information and later on today they have already planned to do something to support Helen and her work!

We are grateful to Helen for coming in to talk to our children and we hope to work closely with her in the future!

Mini Vinnies Meet!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Our new Mini Vinnies

On Tuesday 29th January the new Mini Vinnies for the Spring Term met up to think of fund raising events which they could carry out during Lent.

The children had lots of good ideas and we look forward to hearing about all their fund raising ideas very soon!

Mini Vinnie Christmas Card Competition

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Two of our entries!

On Tuesday 18th December Miss Wisniewski sent off the Mini Vinnie Christmas Card entries from our own Mini Vinnies here at St Joseph’s.

Well done children and good luck to you all!

Mini Vinnies visit Broadway Halls

Friday, 7 December 2018

The children performing the Nativity story

On Thursday 6th December our Mini Vinnies visited the residents at Broadway Halls Care Home to perform a Christmas Nativity and sing some Christmas songs!

They took some chocolates and biscuits to pass around at the end and they also had chance to have a chat to the residents. The children were very lucky enough to receive some Christmas tree shaped cookies too as a gift!

Everyone had a lovely time and it was a wonderful afternoon.

Mini Vinnies Charity Winter Walk

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Mini Vinnies on their Charity Winter Walk!

On Friday 23rd November the children from the Mini Vinnies team in school took part in a Winter Walk to raise money for the SVP charity.

The idea came from the children who wanted to raise money for the SVP and thought a sponsored walk around the local area would be a good idea!

Well done Mini Vinnies for your great ideas to raise money for the SVP and taking part in the sponsored walk even when the weather was REALLY cold!

Mini Vinnies and Dementia Friends

Friday, 9 November 2018

The children listening very attentively!

On Friday 9th November the Mini Vinnies welcomed a visitor from the Dementia Friends Society.

The children all listened carefully and learned lots about Dementia, how it effects people and their families in readiness for their visit to Broadway Halls Care home in December.  On returning to their classes the children even shared some of their learning with their friends.

Well done Mini Vinnies!

Mini Vinnies Meeting

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Our Mini Vinnies!

On Tuesday 18th September the Mini Vinnies held their first meeting of the new school year.

The children discussed some ideas of what they could do during the year to help, support and bring happiness to people in the community.

The children have now got time to think of even more ideas which they will bring to the next meeting on St Vincent De Paul Day.

Well done children!

Mini Vinnies out and about!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Mini Vinnies sharing the cakes

On Monday 26th March the Mini Vinnies visited Broadway Halls Care Home to spend some time with the residents.

The children took cakes, which they had decorated themselves, flowers and sang some songs for the residents who were very grateful that the children had taken the time to visit them.

The children also took a candle and some cloth to create a lovely prayer display too.

Well done Mini Vinnies!

Dementia Prayer Week

Friday, 9 March 2018

Mini Vinnies in their prayer service

The week beginning Monday 5th March is Dementia Prayer Week.

The Mini Vinnies held a special service to prayer for both people who suffer with Dementia and the people who care for them.

The children also planned their visit to Broadway Halls Care home later this month.  The children thought about things they could take to share with the residents.

One Year 5 child thought, “We can take candles to show that Jesus is with them”.

One Year 6 child commented, “We can sit down with them to chat so they can have human warmth”.